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Steven Soderbergh shoots film on iPhone

Steven Soderbergh is Making a Film on an iPhone

The acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh, the once-underdog who splashed onto the scene at Cannes and won the the Palme d’Or Award for his groundbreakingly honest Sex, Lies, and Videotape, the director who’s brought us Erin Brokovich, Traffic, and yes, Magic Mike, is making a film on an iPhone. Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, starring Daniel Craig, Channing […]

Filmmaking 101 Building Suspense

Filmmaking 101: Building Suspense

In order to build suspense in film you have to plan, exercise control, and use the language of cinema to meet your ends. While it’s true much of the suspense in a scene happens in the edit, you must have the correct building blocks i.e. the right story, the right scenes, and the right shots […]

The 3 Worst Reasons To Go to Film School

Because it will get you a Career There’s an idea that if you go to a film school, particularly NYU or USC, that you’ll be guaranteed a career. That you’ll meet all the right people, make all the right connections and will walk out with a career. That somehow, going to film school is this […]

How Do You Know If You Can Make the Cut?

The fact is, this industry is actually way smaller than you think it is. This fact works completely to your benefit. It really is all about who you know and who knows you. It’s about connections. After that, it’s about how hard you work, if you’re a nice person who can be trusted and someone […]

The Real Power of Favors

The film world is a bizarrely close-knit group. It’s an industry where everyone knows each other and where everyone has an opinion about each other. Making movies is so hard, that it’s always a priority to have the best and brightest people behind you at all times. You always want someone who’s willing to go […]

Just Do It. Just Make Your Movie.

Everyone wants to make movies. Everyone has ideas. They might even have a script or two lying around. They might have even shot some short films or made some web videos. But you know what they haven’t done? Just made a movie. Yeah, it’s kind of a big statement to make. But sometimes you just […]